Cops: This Weirdo Tried To Hire An Assassin To Kill His Wife With Cash & Hawks Tickets

It’s hard to believe that a guy is dumb enough to think that adding in two tickets to an Atlanta Hawks game for someone to kill his wife is the add-in that’ll sweeten the deal to pull the murder. But that’s exactly what authorities are alleging a guy tried to do down in Georgia.

ATLANTA HAWKS TICKETS!!! The Hawks are 10-30…dead last in the Eastern Conference. Worst record in the NBA!!!

Mike, you can’t be serious with this murder for hire deal.


The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged an Acworth man with murder for hire after he allegedly agreed to pay $10,000 in cash and two tickets to an Atlanta Hawks basketball game for someone to kill his ex-wife.

Michael McEarchern, 29, was indicted on Jan. 3 on federal charges for attempting to use the U.S. mail and phone communications to hire someone to kill his ex-wife, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“This defendant’s alleged actions indicate that he was serious about having his ex-wife murdered,” U.S. Attorney Byung J. Pak said.

McEarchern was an inmate in Bartow County after being arrested on drug charges in October 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. While incarcerated, McEarchern reached out to multiple people trying to find someone who could arrange for the murder of his ex-wife, who lived in Cobb County.

How ridiculous is the Hawks add-on idea? You can catch the Spurs-Hawks game on Monday for $16/per before StubHub fees. What are we talking, $50 max for two?

Hey, would you mind killing my ex-wife for $10k & these $16 Hawks tix?

I never understood these murder-for-hire guys. It’s your ex-wife…YOU’RE NOW SINGLE. Sure, she may have taken your ass to the cleaners over child support, but that’s only for 18 years. Pull some murder-for-hire plan and now you’re looking at crazy federal charges and pretty much the rest of your life in jail.

Guys, gotta use your head here. You can always get a second job to pay the child support. I don’t even know if Michael has kids. Didn’t even bother diggin that far into the story. He’s 29 and now facing a huge jail sentence. Not thinking straight, Michael.

Good luck getting someone to turn the prison TV to a Hawks game, BTW.